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March 4, 2019

How hard is it for Venezuelans to get asylum in the U.S.?
By Amy Scherman

The Trump administration has denied almost half of the Venezuelan applicants looking for asylum in the U.S., and this number will continue rising due to Trumpís hard-line stance on immigration," the Florida Democratic Party said in a Feb. 15 statement to the press. We wanted to know if the Trump administration has really denied almost half of the Venezuelan applicants for asylum. We found the answer is not clear-cut. The Democrats relied on a credible organization for their claim, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University. But the data is not comprehensive, because it does not include cases decided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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